Friday, March 13, 2009

A Guided Tour

Many of you have requested photos of the inside of Hocus Pocus. So this week, by popular demand, we've decided to give you a guided tour. Below, you'll find several photos (that you can click to enlarge) of just what you'd see if you paid us a visit. Hope you enjoy all of them.

Inside warehouse hallway to Betty's office

Sideshow posters and magicians' caricatures

One view of the warehouse, Karen's view

Another shot of the warehouse

Sideshow banners circle the warehouse walls

More warehouse and sideshow banners

More sideshow banners

Rare and original Johnny Meah sideshow banners

More sideshow banners and an old Hocus Pocus sign

More sideshow banners

And even more sideshow banners

Magician automaton in the showroom

FeeJee Mermaid inside my office (thanks, Doug Higley)

Baby Chupacabra

Shelves of used magic in the showroom

Just one view of illusions in the showroom

Spirit Cabinet with a surprise inside

Posters and collectibles

A view from Mike's office

Betty's office

Disneyland's Haunted Mansion Growing Portraits inside Betty's office

Pinhead and his victim greets you as you enter the showroom

Antique Punch & Judy and antique magic adorn the showroom floors

Performance stage for lectures, shows, and events

More props along with Harry Blackston Jr's tuxedo and Mark and Nani Wilson's Allakazam Hat

Outside my office with hundreds of autographed 8X10 photos of our friends

Ken's office with more autographed photos and caricatures

Inside my office with many collectibles, including Mark and Nani Wilson's original Lester Lake guillotine

Corner view from my office

The opposite corner view of my office with more collectibles and original Doug Henning costumes

Wall of various collectibles, including my now-famous and ever-growing ball and vase collection on the top shelf

Vintage magic sets adorn my office, including those I grew up with

More vintage magic sets and characters

Across from my office with more collectibles

Another view of the collectible shelves

More illusions, including Mark and Nani Wilson's Magic Dancing Doll illusion

Lots of magic everywhere you look

One last look from the showroom floor

I'm lucky to be surrounded every day by all this great stuff

Believe it or not, there is more than what we've shown you here today. Hopefully, you've got an idea of what it's like here at Hocus Pocus.

Magic University Update

Magic University is rapidly filling up with founding members. This exciting venture with Mark and Nani Wilson is the first of its kind ever offered. Mark has generously offered the following free lesson for your viewing pleasure. This will give you an idea of the quality and the ease of instruction you can look forward to once you join Magic University! Remember, your chance to become a Founding Member and receive all the extra benefits of doing so is an offer available for a limited time. See our web site for details.

You are cordially invited to an Afternoon of Allakazam!

Last week, we told you about an exciting event happening here at Hocus Pocus on Saturday, April 4th. Mark and Nani Wilson will be here to host an Afternoon of Allakazam. From 1:00-4:00 PM, you'll be able to hear how it all began. Then Mark and Nani will teach you several effects that you can perform instantly and all the supplies necessary will be provided at the door. I personally can't think of two better people to teach magic than these two! Mark and Nani will be available for all questions and answers for what we guarantee will be an afternoon that you'll never forget. And, did we mention, this is a FREE event? That's right; it won't cost you a dime! I've been talking to Mark, almost daily, and he is very excited about coming here and has several special surprises for all in attendance. Seating for this special event is limited to only 100 people, and you must make reservations in advance. You can do so by phone at 800-407-4040 or 559-266-5150 or via email at As of today's date, we are almost 50% full, so don't delay! We look forward to seeing you here for this very special and momentous occasion.

Until next time,


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